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This year, I’m thankful for vaccination jungles, live theater and more

East Bay Times 25 Nov 2021
Khori Dastoor, who is taking her talent to Houston’s Grand Opera in January after a too-short tenure as Opera San Jose’s general director, deserves our thanks for pushing the company forward with a diverse, exciting season.

ERJCC Book & Arts Festival celebrates Oliver Lapin Family Day

Jewish Herald Voice 19 Nov 2021
This year, Houston Grand Opera became part of Family Day. HGO’s season includes the world premiere of “The Snowy Day” opera, created by Joel Thompson and Andrea Davis Pinkney. Kids enjoyed crafts and activities and a special reading from the opera’s librettist and “Poem for Peter” author, Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Argentina's María Becerra Is Going Global

MTV 17 Nov 2021
By Lucas Villa. In the past year, María Becerra has become the biggest artist to emerge from Argentina ... https.// ... Her mother was a fan of pop stars like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, as well as Spanish opera singer Montserrat Cabellé, and often watched their live performances on television ... MTV News ... María Becerra.

Spanish-language ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ arrives at Lyric Opera in grand style

Chicago Sun-Times 15 Nov 2021
Ana María Martínez stars as the title character in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Florencia en el Amazonas” (Florencia in the Amazon) ... It’s the first time ever that a work in the Spanish language has been performed on Lyric Opera’s mainstage ... “Florencia en el Amazonas” first appeared in 1996 at the Houston Grand Opera.

Il Trovatore at Opera in the Heights: Attention Must Be Paid

Houston Press 14 Nov 2021
If you think the art of opera is dying, I turn your attention to Opera in the Heights and its splendid production of Verdi's propulsive warhorse Il Trovatore (1853) ... Count di Luna, the opera's bass villain, now wears slick suits and his henchmen don black T-shirts and slacks ... Opera in the Heights comes very near indeed ... Keep the Houston Press Free.

The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Nov. 11-17

Chicago Sun-Times 11 Nov 2021
Lynn Lane/Houston Grand Opera Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting the Spanish opera “Florencia en el Amazonas”. Journey down the Amazon with the Lyric Opera’s premiere of “Florencia en al Amazon.” Mexican composer Daniel Catan’s Spanish-language opera, ... 13-28 at Lyric Opera, 20 N.

Chamber recital to feature work of composer Darius Milhaud on Nov. 2

Natchitoches Times 27 Oct 2021
Edgar received her Doctorate in Vocal Performance with a minor in directing from the University of Houston. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Edgar was a member of the Opera New Jersey Studio and a resident artist in the Marion Roose Pullin Studio at Arizona Opera.

'Genius' grant gives 70-year-old choreographer her due

The Philadelphia Tribune 22 Oct 2021
She is directing two operas and, with Urban Bush Women’s 40th anniversary looming in 2024, planning a major choreographic retrospective. Zollar is making her first foray into opera with Jake Heggie’s “Intelligence,” which she’ll direct and choreograph for Houston Grand Opera ... “I don’t know anything about opera,” Zollar recalls lamenting to a friend.

San Francisco Opera’s music director is making history. Can She Help Ensure Its Future?

San Francisco Examiner 21 Oct 2021
More broadly, Kim must confront existential questions about opera’s future ... Her debut in the United States came in 2017, when she conducted a Houston Grand Opera production of “La Traviata.” Hurricane Harvey had flooded the company’s regular home, and the performance took place in a convention center.

Best Bets: Indian Film, Third Ward, and Revolutionists

Houston Press 21 Oct 2021
Few arias are as famous as the “Habanera” from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen (really, it’s even been Muppet-approved). This weekend, Houston Grand Opera will give us a chance to enjoy it anew – this time performed by former HGO studio artist Carolyn Sproule ... Keep the Houston Press Free ... KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE...

Minnesota Opera’s new VP, artistic, is from Baylor School of Music and Wolf Trap Opera

Pioneer Press 19 Oct 2021
Minnesota Opera announced ... His other appointments include serving on the New York Festival of Song Artist Council since 2018, teaching at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and working as senior coach and chorus master at the Aspen Opera Theater.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Says Indoor Anti-virus Air Filtration Systems Can Increase Student Attendance & Health

Killeen Daily Herald 19 Oct 2021
HOUSTON, Oct ... Brown Convention Center (Houston, TX), University of Houston's Moores School of Music and Opera House and to the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (Houston, TX) ... Independent research was led by the Texas Center for SuperConductivity at the University of Houston, ...

Music returning in bursts of live performances

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 17 Oct 2021
There was no chance Van Morrison was going to agree to be vaccinated to perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl ... That put AEG Presents in a pickle ... "But they've been respectful and not argumentative ... The Houston Grand Opera, after consulting with lawyers and surveying patrons, will require masks at performances when it opens its season this month.

New designer ushers in new era of Texas Rose Festival

Tyler Morning Telegraph 16 Oct 2021
Highlights of his career include new musicals with John Kander and Sarah Ruhl; “Orphée” at the Des Moines Metro Opera and Portland Opera; “The Flying Dutchman” at the Atlanta Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Houston Grand Opera; and the contemporized production of “Les Misérables” at the Dallas Theater Center.
photo: Creative Commons / Antonio Campoy
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Earth could be ALIEN to humans by 2500: Shocking images reveal how the Amazon will ...

The Daily Mail 14 Oct 2021
In one song by English pop band Busted, 'not much has changed' by the year 3000, 'but they live underwater'. New climate predictions, however, paint a less rosy future ... Pictured ... Alongside the royal residence, other famous buildings under threat include the Brighton Palace Pier, the Houston Space Center in Texas and the Sydney Opera House ... Share ... .